Bandebereho/Role Model: Fathers and Couples Program Reduces Domestic Violence by 44%


This Prevention+ case study highlights the MenCare+ program in Rwanda, the precursor of Prevention+. Results from the randomized control trial showed violence by men against their partners was reduced by over 40%. The program (known as Bandebereho in Rwanda, meaning “role model”) built the participants’ skills to have stronger, more equal and nonviolent relationships among…
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Preventing Violence and Promoting Fatherhood in Pakistan


This Prevention+ case study highlights the work to engage men and boys in the Rutgers Pakistan initiatives. Strategies include capacity building for stakeholders (such as trainings for government institutions, community members and youth), youth empowerment initiatives, participation in alliances and advocacy activities. A fatherhood campaign was conducted across Pakistan to encourage the transformation of negative…
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National Dialogue to Prevent Violence Against Women


This Prevention+ case study highlights the work in Lebanon with religious leaders. Throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, religious leaders are highly influential figures who directly and indirectly affect laws, policies, and social norms. ABAAD has been pioneering the field of engaging men and boys in MENA since 2011. This case study is…
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Training the Police: How to Implement Institutional Level Change to Reduce Gender-Based Violence


This Prevention+ case study highlights Rutgers WPF Indonesia work to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) and re-define negative cultural and social norms on masculinity using positive messages. The work includes promoting the equal sharing of roles and parenting in the domestic environment and providing men with counseling services on domestic violence in order to change behavior….
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Engendering Healthy Masculinities to Prevent Sexual Violence: Rationale for and Design of the Manhood 2.0 Trial

Kaleab Abebe, Kelley Jones, Alison Culyba, Nayck Feliz, Heather Anderson, Irving Torres, Sarah Zelazny, Patricia Bamwine, Adwoa Boateng, Benjamin Cirba, Autumn Detchon, Danielle Devine, Zoe Feinstein, Justin Macak, Michael Massof, Summer Miller-Walfish, Sarah Elizabeth Morrow, Paul Mulbah, Zabi Mulwa, Taylor Paglisotti, Lisa Ripper, Katie Ports, Jennifer Matjasko, Aapta Garg, Jane Kato-Wallace, Julie Pulerwitz, Elizabeth Miller

Violence against women and girls is an important global health concern, and many organizations highlight engaging men and boys in preventing violence as a potentially impactful public health prevention strategy. Adapted from an international setting for use in the United States, Manhood 2.0 is a gender-transformative program that involves challenging harmful gender and sexuality norms…
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Exploring Harmful Practices of Early/Child Marriage and FGM/C in Georgia

Taveeshi Gupta, Alice Taylor, Giovanna Lauro, Lela Shengelia, Lela Sturua

Until recently, early/child marriage has been notably absent from public rhetoric and policies in Georgia, a country where 14 percent of women marry before the age of 18, constituting one of Europe’s highest rates of early/child marriage. The lack of recognition of early/child marriage as a human rights issue that merits resources and attention in…
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Masculine Norms and Violence: Making the Connections

Brian Heilman, Gary Barker

What are the links between masculine norms and men’s likelihood to perpetrate or experience violence? What implications do these links have for efforts to prevent the many forms of men’s violence? Find out more in this report exploring connections between masculine norms and violence, including intimate partner violence, child sexual abuse, bullying, homicide, suicide, and…
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Unmasking Sexual Harassment: How Toxic Masculinities Drive Men’s Abuse in the US, UK, and Mexico and What We Can Do to End It


Unmasking Sexual Harassment: How Toxic Masculinities Drive Men’s Abuse in the US, UK, and Mexico and What We Can Do to End It is a research brief produced by Promundo for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018. In a pioneering recent study, Promundo explored young men’s views about manhood through a new research tool called…
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Prevention+: Men and Women Ending Gender-based Violence

Promundo, Rutgers, Sonke Gender Justice

This brochure outlines the approach, values, and goals of the Prevention+ program, a five-year multi-country program that envisions a world where healthy, respectful, and equal relationships are the norm. To contribute to making this a reality, the program addresses the root causes of gender-based violence: the social, economic, religious, and cultural contexts that shape attitudes and behavior…
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Engaging Men in Public Policies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

Francisco Aguayo, Eduardo Kimelman, Pamela Saavedra, Jane Kato-Wallace

This report reviews regional policies, action plans, and impact-evaluated programs that engage men in the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It provides evidence regarding efforts in the LAC region to prevent and eradicate all forms of VAWG used by men, and it outlines…
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